Vasco da Gama 15 HD Ultimate

Item number: VdG1068

Absolutely top-class route animation with many extras

In addition to all features included in the professional version of Vasco Da Gama, which lets you create travel routes in the highest quality and HD resolution, the Ultimate Version of Vasco Da Gama also provides you with several additional object and map packages enabling you to create even more impressive route animations.

By getting the HD Ultimate Version, you receive 26.000 landmark models from all over the world and a huge selection of 3D models of aircraft and ships. Now you can enhance your travel route with a myriad of different details and thus convey the fascination of your trip even better.

This is the ultimate version for discerning travel route animators


399,00 €

including 19% VAT. , plus shipping

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Vasco da Gama 15 HD Ultimate: Absolutely top-class route animation with many extras


Vasco da Gama 15 HD Ultimate includes Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL and the newest version of the object & map packages:


  • 3D library with over 26,000 objects
  • 4,526,205 GPS database entries of major cities, towns and villages
  • 262,144 pixels map size for Llnd mask, night lights, city names and country borders
  • 524,288 pixel map size for mountain landscapes
  • Airplanes and Airline Companies 4
  • Ships and Boats 4
  • Vehicles
  • Sights 9 - Europe
  • Sights 9 - North America
  • Sights 9 - Asia
  • Sights 9 - Amérique latine, Moyen-Orient, Afrique
  • Sights 9 - Australia and New Zealand
  • Sights 9 - India and Kazakhstan
  • Wild animals of the world
  • Cartoons 2
  • Airports Germany
  • Earth Maps Adventure
  • Earth Maps Aesthetic
  • Earth Maps Classic
  • plus 2 bonus maps of the Moon and Mars

Vasco da Gama 15 - Simply create beautiful route animations

Create impressive animations to match your travel experiences. Have you already tried a virtual trip from Berlin to Shanghai? Vasco da Gama 15 makes it a breeze to set everything up. With just a few mouse clicks you decide what the route should look like. Select several waypoints and a target location to start retracing your steps. Plan your bus tour across Germany. Zoom in on your coach while it's bringing you from one landmark to the next. With Vasco da Gama 15, there's no limit to your imagination.


Design of the route is entirely up to you. When planning a cruise, show what your dream trip should look like with high quality objects. Taking yourself into the depths of Africa for research or documentary purposes? Depict your excursion in a presentation or documentary film. With the help of Vasco da Gama 15, make sophisticated travel films for TV or lectures with an animated journey across the globe. Spice up your footage to ensure your viewers react accordingly.

Create More Beautiful Mountain Landscapes with Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL

Mountains L10

Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL

Mountains L7

Vasco da Gama 15 HD Professional

For the mountains alone, Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL has an incredible 9.985 MB of altitude data available to create detailed mountain landscapes. On the other hand, Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro only has 222 MB of height data available. With more details in your route animations, you'll impress your viewers.

Larger GPS Database
in Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL

Finer Sketching of the Land Mask and Night Lights
in Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL

gpsdatabase cblm_l8

The GPS database contains 4,526,205 entries for major cities, towns and villages. This is more than 12 times more than Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro. The larger GPS database helps you to find any hidden place.

With the higher resolution of the land mask, you can achieve a clean separation between water and land. This is an important detail, especially in connection with the new sea waves. The night lights are now also available in a higher resolution and let the night lights appear more beautiful and more detailed.

New: Ready-to-use maps - now also with maps for flat map mode

New: performance mode - more power for a faster workflow

RTU_Collage performancemode

With Vasco da Gama 15, in addition to the well-known world maps for the globe view, you now also get ready-made maps for the flat map mode. Get started right away and design your travel routes with our beautiful ready-to-use maps. Balanced colors and attention to detail on the essentials. 

Thanks to the new performance mode, you can now do your work faster and more smoothly. You can now zoom, rotate or pan the map in the preview view more quickly and create your travel routes in less time. In addition, the preview now runs more smoothly, thanks to the performance mode. The performance mode is a great advantage, especially for less powerful graphics cards.

New: drag & drop - simply drag and drop 3D objects


Design the surroundings of your travel route in no time at all. With the new drag & drop mode, you simply drag the desired 3D objects onto the map. And you can do it in a jiffy, without having to switch to the object selection every time. In addition, you can conveniently adjust the size and orientation of the objects with the mouse. For example, you can create entire forest landscapes in a fraction of the time.

New: one file, one map - each map has its own database

New: GPS-Import 2.0 - more variants, more options

datenbank multigps

Vasco da Gama 15 now uses SQL databases (MBTiles format) for maps. This means that each map only consists of a single file. The smaller data size on the hard disk and the significantly faster deletion process are just two of the advantages of the new format. Of course, all maps in the old format will continue to be supported. You can create maps in the new SQL database format with Vasco StreetMaps 10. 

The GPS import has also received a major upgrade. Besides improvements to the already known variants, many new ones have been added. So now you can either import several tracks one after the other or simply import a multi-track completely. With the (also new) stage function, these are automatically subdivided. Furthermore, the contained texts for breakpoints are now also adopted. 

New: camera 2.0 - completely revised camera settings


Many changes have also been made to the camera settings so that you can achieve your desired result even more efficiently and easily. With significantly reduced camera points for faster and more beautiful travel route animations. The camera zoom with logarithmic adaptation now ensures harmonious zooming from space to the ground. Improved acceleration and deceleration at camera points and simplified setting of dynamic sun gradients, with automatic adjustment for newly created camera points, round out the revised camera controls.

New: expert mode 2.0 - lighter, but just as flexible

New: installation - now sooooo much faster!!!

expert20 fastspeed

Everything that is already known from the easy assist mode now also finds its way into the expert mode. No compromises are made, all flexibility is retained. However, working with stages and using ready-made route lines simplifies route design in Vasco da Gama 15 enormously. 

The installation routines have also been completely revised and perfected in many places. In addition to reducing the number of files to be installed, the new technology for unpacking the data plays a particularly important role. For the first time, we are using multi-threading functions for unpacking, which means that the data can be processed much faster. The installation time is thereby reduced to a fraction of the previous time. 

Many other new features and improvements in the short overview

  • Support of the space-saving WEBP graphic format.
  • Multi-select in camera mode to delete camera points.
  • Multi-select in camera mode for setting camera settings for several camera points at the same time.
  • Reduction of waypoints of imported GPS tracks significantly accelerated.
  • New altitude data packed with the latest technology. Significantly less memory consumption on the hard drive, and faster loading and unpacking.
  • Import of GPS tracks in KMZ format
  • Import of GPS tracks in NMEA 0183 format.
  • When changing the FPS (frames per second) in the project settings, all times, such as break, camera, fade times etc., are automatically adjusted.
  • Time specifications for 100/120 fps are now correctly displayed with three digits.
  • The start screen now has an exit button for immediate termination of the program.
  • The current map can now also be saved as a single image with the selected project size.
  • The camera mode now has an enlarged view bar for the camera thumbnails.
  • Improved map creation to minimize fine black lines on the edge of the map.
  • When the window is inactive, no further calculations are performed in editor mode, so the load on the CPU/GPU drops to 0%.
  • 3D object "trees" have been completely recalculated, using significantly fewer polygons.
  • When moving 3D objects, the anchor point is now retained, so that accidental shifts no longer occur.

Vasco da Gama 15 in practice


Let your dreams run wild! Model your route according to individual criteria and use numerous and versatile effects. Benefit from the real-time preview to directly and accurately make changes. Use the professional, high-resolution technology to create high quality videos. Quickly integrate your videos in common video editing systems after production! Bring your film footage together with Vasco da Gama 15 to create travel movies indistinguishable from TV productions!

Route lines - footprints in the sand

Quick and easy setting of the route lines for expert mode

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Vasco da Gama 15 offers you many new route line options. Enhance your route animation, for example, with footprints in the sand or shoeprints in the city park. If you are traveling by car, display the route line as roads. Do you like to travel by train? No problem, display railroad tracks. More variety and more design options when illustrating travel routes. 

As known from the Easy Assist mode, the expert mode now also has a quick and easy function for setting the route line. With just one click, you can choose from 36 predefined route lines. If desired, you can adjust the color and size individually. If you would like to adjust further details, all known setting options of the expert mode for the route lines are of course still available to you. 

Suntime - dynamic sun setting with just a few clicks


You keep every moment of the scene in view and thus enjoy working with many camera angles. With the new function for dynamic sun setting, you can only select the respective time of day at key positions; the times of day are calculated automatically for all other camera points. No more cumbersome adjustments at many camera points is required. In this way you get a spectacular course of the sun in your travel film with just a few settings.

Clouds - individual height adjustment

Ocean waves - With many new setting options

wolken3 waves

What counts for ocean waves also applies to the clouds. Individual settings for cloud height, wind direction, wind strength and cloud type offer you a wide range of design options. Take off with the plane below the clouds, when you reach the flight altitude you break through the cloud cover and fly towards your travel destination in the bright sunshine. 

One of the great highlights of Vasco da Gama are the ocean waves. Vasco da Gama 15 now offers you many new, individual options for adapting the display. Adjust the wave height or wave direction to get the effect you want. You can also turn the reflections on the water on or off according to your personal preferences. 

Easy motorcycle mode - with the best position in every curve

Flight Mode - Take off, fly, land, all with one click

motorrad flugmodus

The popular Easy flight mode now has a counterpart. Easy motorcycle mode is intended for all motorcycle fans who enjoy an inclined position when cornering. Just one click and the motorcycle automatically leans into every curve. What fun! And of course it's also suited for bicycles. 

Create automatic takeoffs and landings for your flight, as well as all curve and tilt movements with just one click. Based on the route, the altitude is automatically calculated, and this can be easily adjusted if necessary. 

Atmosphere - Rich, beautiful colors from dawn to sunset

Sunset 4

You can see the Earth in its most beautiful colors, especially in connection with the new BlueMarble card. The sea in fantastic blue tones, the sunset in beautiful orange tones. Experience beautiful mountain landscapes in the evenings.

Picturesque mountain landscapes - beautiful and impressive

Berge 3 Berge 4

As desired by many of our customers, you can now create fascinating mountain landscapes with Vasco da Gama 15. The route animation gains more depth and dynamism as your journey by plane glides over breathtaking mountain ranges.

Ocean waves - every wave a pleasure

Unique reflections - that's what makes the sea special

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The waves and the radiant sea are your companions on every cruise across it. Your route animation becomes a feast for the eyes, as your ship sails over the oceans, the waves move up and down and the glistening sun makes the sea sparkle. 

Another highlight of Vasco da Gama 15 are the reflections of clouds, vehicles, airplanes, ships, mountain landscapes and also texts on the sea surface. This will make your travel animations even more realistic.

Quick & Easy Assist - Create beautiful travel animations quickly and easily

If you want to create a travel animation for your holiday movie, then Quick & Easy Assist 3 is just the thing for you. With just a few clicks you can put your route together or simply import your own GPS track. Now select your vehicle and let the journey begin. Many other new features provide you with more variety in the design, such as displaying a compass, navigation globe with position arrow, hiding and showing of text, setting stopover times, and other new features.

And if you want more, just switch to the expert mode and there are many more ways to spice up your travel movie.

Clouds - cheerful to cloudy

Clouds europe_at_night

Another visual highlight for your travel animation. Clouds are now also entering Vasco da Gama 15. You can choose from a wide range of different types, from cheerful to cloudy, but also stormy.

Quiet movements
simply no hectic pace

Smoother camera movements
the power lies in the tranquility

langsam Camera

The "Calm Motion" function has been further refined and is now available in 4 levels. Decide individually to what extent the function should influence the event. The movements of the vehicles appear less hectic, creating harmonious animations. 

The "Calm Motion" function is now also available for the automatic camera modes. With just one click you can smooth choppy camera movements and create a smooth tracking shot. Your travel animations seem much more attractive.

Range of Features at a Glance

Over the years, Vasco da Gama has been continuously optimized and expanded, so that it meanwhile a large number of features are available with Vasco da Gama 15 on your home computer.

Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro HDPro XXL HD Ultimate
Quickt & Easy Assist 3 YES YES YES
Depth of field effect YES YES YES
Easy flight mode (flight movements with just one click) YES YES YES
Switchable clouds YES YES YES
3D mountain landscapes YES YES YES
Simulation of ocean waves with solar reflections YES YES YES
Reflections of objects, texts and mountain landscapes on the sea YES YES YES
64Bit processor support YES YES YES
Multi-core processor support YES YES YES
Optimized display quality (latest technologies) YES YES YES
Creation of stereoscopic 3D videos YES YES YES
Drones camera work YES YES YES
Automatic camera control with camera profiles YES YES YES
Fixed camera mode for motionless cards YES YES YES
Manual camera work with keyframes YES YES YES
Placing objects and texts at checkpoints YES YES YES
Text at stopover points YES YES YES
Adjustable route color, style and width YES YES YES
Using your own 2D objects (images) as head objects, key objects or free objects. YES YES YES
Adding national borders YES YES YES
Save videos as Raw DV, AVI DV type 1/2, VfW, AVI (DirectShow), Windows Media Video (wmv), QuickTime (mov) and as image sequences (JPG, BMP, TGA and PPM) YES YES YES
Hide/show texts and objects at checkpoint YES YES YES
Adjustable route color, style and width YES YES YES
Acceleration and deceleration at checkpoints YES YES YES
Free positioning of text and objects YES YES YES
Different fonts can be used simultaneously YES YES YES
Integration of own photos YES YES YES
Particle animation, e.g. real smoke from steam locomotives YES YES YES
Simulation of animated turns, arrivals and departures of objects YES YES YES
Free camera movement (camera zoom, position, tilt and angle) YES YES YES
Light and shadow effects adapt to the position of the sun (the month and time can be freely selected), e.g. the sunrise or sunset YES YES YES
Alternative control dial mode YES YES YES
Quick save button for projects YES YES YES
Simple map mode YES YES YES
Enhanced map mode YES YES YES
Simple camera mode YES YES YES
Uniform timeline YES YES YES
Undo function YES YES YES
Import of GPS tracking routes (formats such as CRS, G7T, GPX, KML, TCX, OVL and others) YES YES YES
Analysis of GPS data from images, allowing for images to be placed automatically in the location where they were taken. YES YES YES
Support of High Definition Video
HDV, HDTV, 4K and Ultra HD
Start of the route with exact time data YES YES YES
Simulate up to 10 independent routes at the same time (rallies) YES YES YES
Different speeds can be set for the selected objects YES YES YES
Improved preview, i.a. the setting of mark in/out points YES YES YES
3 basic world maps (Blue Marble, Classic Sat and Classic Earth YES YES YES
Library with 3D objects approx. 350 approx. 350 over 26.000
Number of GPS database entries of cities, capitals and villages 365.269 4.526.205 4.526.205
Degree of detail (map size in pixels) for land mask, night lights, city names and country borders 65.536
(0.26 GB)
(1.81 GB)
(1.81 GB)
Degree of detail (map size in pixels) for mountain landscape 65.536
(0.22 GB)
(9.75 GB)
(9.75 GB)
Object Package "Aircraft and Airlines 4" NO NO YES
Object Package "Ships and Boats 4" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 9 - Europe" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 9 - North America" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 9 - Asia" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 9 - Latin America, Middle East, Africa" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 9 - Australia and New Zealand" NO NO YES
Object Package "Landmarks 9 - India and Kazakhstan" NO NO YES
Object Package "Wildtiere" NO NO YES
Object Package "Cartoons 2" NO NO YES
Object Package "Airports Germany" NO NO YES
Earth Maps Adventure NO NO YES
Earth Maps Aesthetic NO NO YES
Earth Maps Classic NO NO YES
Bonus Map "Mond" NO NO YES
Bonus Map "Mars" NO NO YES

Note: Due to the change from Vasco da Gama 15 to 64Bit older object packages are no longer supported! Customized files for Vasco da Gama 15 are provided for all current object packages. Map packages are not affected by this and can still be used.



If you like to learn more details about Vasco da Gama 15, we recommend to download the Manual in pdf format and have a look at it.

Document format: PDF-files
Number of pages: 222 pages

(File size: 9 MB)

Annotation: Some images contain additional object and/or map packages or have been created with Vasco da Gama 15 HD Ultimate version of the software. These optional packages are not part of Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro or Vasco da Gama 15 HDPro XXL and can be purchased separately.

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  • 64Bit Prozessor with 2,4 GHz or higher
  • Microsoft® Windows 7 64Bit, Windows 8 64Bit, Windows 10 64Bit and Windows 11 64Bit
  • 8 GByte RAM or higher
  • 50 GByte hard drive for the program installation
  • 3D Graphics card with the following minimum requirements:
    · 2 GB MB RAM or more
    · Supports OpenGL 3.3 or higher
    · Supports ShaderModel 4.0 or higher
    · Supports 16 Texture mapping units or higher
  • You need an NVIDIA Geforce or AMD Radeon graphics card, it should have the latest graphics card drivers from the manufacturer and not be older than 6 years.
  • Intel HD/UHD Graphic, laptop or onboard graphics chips are not supported!
  • Blu-ray drive required for installation
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